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10 minutes ago, untailored bostonian said:

At evening dinner is jacket and tie the "casual" expectation.  Would vested attire less the suit coat be nominal for CC culture.

 

I assume normal casual wear is fitting for daily meanderings. Are shorts frowned upon? Bathing attire?

Dress code (minimum guide only)

https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/the-cunard-experience/what-to-pack

 

Shorts are considered okay throughout the ship prior to18.00 hours

Bathing attire should be reserved for Pool Areas only please.

 

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, untailored bostonian said:

What areas would be some what off limit?

 

The buffet area, Kings Court, looks very nice for a cruise ship. At dinner I'd assume that was more casual dress.

 

We're 11 month out, covid willing. Our intentions are to mingle in a CC cultured manner, mostly. It is that packing thing.  I guess I'll skip those "pack in one carry-on for a months vacation" videos.

 

Off limits (as you say) is everything including the Theatre, bars and Commodore Club, etc., except the Nightclub, Casino, Buffet, Winter Garden and it's bar, and the Pub.

 

Buuffet is casual.

 

Pack to fully enjoy the full ambience of Cunard.

 

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WOW.....It's been a while since I've been over here on the Cunard board. We just booked the TA-Fjords-TA on Aug 22 and I thought I'd take a peek. We've cruised Cunard before (maybe 6 or 7 times?) so we're well aware of the dress code and formal wear. We enjoy it.  However, I'd forgotten about how militant some folks get about this.....sigh. I personally love the formal Texan (bolo, maybe even the big hat?) look. IMHO, I think if you try really hard to look nice and follow at least the minimum, it's fine. I also love seeing formal military dress (the Brits do it so well with those red jackets, OMG!), and there's nothing like a man in a kilt with all those buttons on their jackets...haha!

I'm concerned with some of the harsh comments made on this tread that some folks may be put off (made to walk the plank? snickered at?). That's NOT what Cunard is about. It's about a great sailing tradition, classic civility and a good time. We shouldn't forget about what's important here....not how you tie your bow tie.

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55 minutes ago, Mudhen said:

WOW.....It's been a while since I've been over here on the Cunard board. We just booked the TA-Fjords-TA on Aug 22 and I thought I'd take a peek. We've cruised Cunard before (maybe 6 or 7 times?) so we're well aware of the dress code and formal wear. We enjoy it.  However, I'd forgotten about how militant some folks get about this.....sigh. I personally love the formal Texan (bolo, maybe even the big hat?) look. IMHO, I think if you try really hard to look nice and follow at least the minimum, it's fine. I also love seeing formal military dress (the Brits do it so well with those red jackets, OMG!), and there's nothing like a man in a kilt with all those buttons on their jackets...haha!

I'm concerned with some of the harsh comments made on this tread that some folks may be put off (made to walk the plank? snickered at?). That's NOT what Cunard is about. It's about a great sailing tradition, classic civility and a good time. We shouldn't forget about what's important here....not how you tie your bow tie.

I'm tweaking a few noses to get a feel for thr culture on CC.  I know it is more formal than carnival on Norwegian, and I like to get a feel for things.  

 

I've learned that I can rent my tux on board. That's a plus.

 

I've learned I can bring wine and sports on board. Plus!

 

Our TA-norway-Ta is August 22. 2021.  Cruise mates?

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44 minutes ago, untailored bostonian said:

I'm tweaking a few noses to get a feel for thr culture on CC.  I know it is more formal than carnival on Norwegian, and I like to get a feel for things.  

 

I've learned that I can rent my tux on board. That's a plus.

 

I've learned I can bring wine and sports on board. Plus!

 

Our TA-norway-Ta is August 22. 2021.  Cruise mates?

Cruise mates? You betcha! Looking forward to a great trip!

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2 minutes ago, Mudhen said:

Cruise mates? You betcha! Looking forward to a great trip!

This is for our 50th anniversary.

 

We have done 2 TA's and love sea days. Our last cruise was Seattle to Hawaii.  The fyjods are the big draw for me. If they have a trip to Stonehenge while in port, that will go on the list.

 

Btw. This seems like 3 back-2-back 7 day cruises. Do you think we need to disembark each time in England?

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7 minutes ago, untailored bostonian said:

This is for our 50th anniversary.

 

We have done 2 TA's and love sea days. Our last cruise was Seattle to Hawaii.  The fyjods are the big draw for me. If they have a trip to Stonehenge while in port, that will go on the list.

 

Btw. This seems like 3 back-2-back 7 day cruises. Do you think we need to disembark each time in England?


Her Majesty’s Customs usually has an agent on board the eastbound crossing, so all the paperwork is completed before arrival. Back in 2017, my passport acquired its first stamp on the third day of the crossing. When QM2 arrives in Southampton, the ship is pre-cleared, and in-transit passengers can walk right off. Your ships card is the ID needed to re board. 
Passport stamps seem to be electronic these days, so last year there were no stamps (Southampton, Hamburg, LeHavre were the ports).

 

We have not taken ship’s excursions in Southampton. We have used Uber and the Cunard shuttle bus for minor shopping, and to visit a pub.

 

Westbound, US Customs does not put an agent on board, so everyone needs to go through the customs/immigration line in Brooklyn. We find it worthwhile to engage a porter to get us through the line faster, even if we can manage our own stuff. 

 

 

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35 minutes ago, TheOldBear said:


Her Majesty’s Customs usually has an agent on board the eastbound crossing, so all the paperwork is completed before arrival. Back in 2017, my passport acquired its first stamp on the third day of the crossing. When QM2 arrives in Southampton, the ship is pre-cleared, and in-transit passengers can walk right off. Your ships card is the ID needed to re board. 
Passport stamps seem to be electronic these days, so last year there were no stamps (Southampton, Hamburg, LeHavre were the ports).

 

We have not taken ship’s excursions in Southampton. We have used Uber and the Cunard shuttle bus for minor shopping, and to visit a pub.

 

Westbound, US Customs does not put an agent on board, so everyone needs to go through the customs/immigration line in Brooklyn. We find it worthwhile to engage a porter to get us through the line faster, even if we can manage our own stuff. 

 

 

I was thinking about the house keeping needs to prepare for the days embarkation.  I have never done a b2b, but I have heard the ships were cleared and those continuing were alowed to be the first to  board the ship during the embarkation.

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1 hour ago, TheOldBear said:


Her Majesty’s Customs usually has an agent on board the eastbound crossing

 

 


It is a member of Border Force (www.gov.uk/government/organisations/border-force) who will be on board as they deal with enforcing immigration controls, not HM Revenue & Customs (www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs) as they deal with tax.

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4 hours ago, untailored bostonian said:

I was thinking about the house keeping needs to prepare for the days embarkation.  I have never done a b2b, but I have heard the ships were cleared and those continuing were alowed to be the first to  board the ship during the embarkation.

 

You can remain on board in Soton.

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6 hours ago, untailored bostonian said:

I'm tweaking a few noses to get a feel for thr culture on CC.  I know it is more formal than carnival on Norwegian, and I like to get a feel for things.  

 

I've learned that I can rent my tux on board. That's a plus.

 

I've learned I can bring wine and sports on board. Plus!

 

Our TA-norway-Ta is August 22. 2021.  Cruise mates?

 

It is cheaper to buy a DJ in Marks and Spencer in Soton than rent one from Cunard, I believe. Perhaps go informal for the first week...😀

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8 hours ago, untailored bostonian said:

I was thinking about the house keeping needs to prepare for the days embarkation.  I have never done a b2b, but I have heard the ships were cleared and those continuing were alowed to be the first to  board the ship during the embarkation.

In Brooklyn, the ship must be “zeroed out” with all passengers off, before embarkation can commence. Passengers in transit that do not want to visit NYC are provided with a lounge in the terminal. After a short wait, they can go right on board.

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20 minutes ago, Host Hattie said:

Under the previous rules, nobody knows what will happen once ships restart sailing.

Think if anything it might go the other way when cruising returns and QM2 starts its TAs again and USA might not want 100s of people getting off the ship risking spreading infection to terminal staff and customs just to get back on again. Always a stupid idea in my mind for those that are doing roundtrip TA and dont want to get off ship in New York. You dont even have to do that in St Petersburg, Russia if you dont want to get off the ship you just stay on with no problem.

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5 hours ago, TheOldBear said:

In Brooklyn, the ship must be “zeroed out” with all passengers off, before embarkation can commence. Passengers in transit that do not want to visit NYC are provided with a lounge in the terminal. After a short wait, they can go right on board.

What about in Southampton?

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6 hours ago, majortom10 said:

Think if anything it might go the other way when cruising returns and QM2 starts its TAs again and USA might not want 100s of people getting off the ship risking spreading infection to terminal staff and customs just to get back on again. Always a stupid idea in my mind for those that are doing roundtrip TA and dont want to get off ship in New York. You dont even have to do that in St Petersburg, Russia if you dont want to get off the ship you just stay on with no problem.

I agree it's stupid and Cunard would probably not have to listen to the complaints from the inconvenienced passengers.  But they have no choice other than to comply with the requirements of US authorities.

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1 hour ago, BlueRiband said:

I agree it's stupid and Cunard would probably not have to listen to the complaints from the inconvenienced passengers.  But they have no choice other than to comply with the requirements of US authorities.

I agree but US authorities might change there requirements post Covid.

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On 9/21/2020 at 11:11 PM, PORT ROYAL said:

Dress code (minimum guide only)

https://www.cunard.com/en-gb/the-cunard-experience/what-to-pack

 

Shorts are considered okay throughout the ship prior to18.00 hours

Bathing attire should be reserved for Pool Areas only please.

 

 

 

 

The dress code states that you can wear whatever you feel comfortable with in the day , that is before 6pm. So what you wear is in the day is entirely at your discretion. For example  there is no rule that states you can't walk from your cabin to the pool and back in in bathing attire, but you might stand out if you wore it to lunch, not to be recommended but it's your choice.  It's  nice to see that Port Royal has added the word please to his bathing attire recommendation, he has become less strident.

 

After 6pm the dress code should be strictly adhered to. For me , Dressing well in the evening, getting ready, having a drink before dinner surrounded by people who also have taken time to dress up is part of the fun.

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1 hour ago, Windsurfboy said:

The dress code states that you can wear whatever you feel comfortable with in the day , that is before 6pm. So what you wear is in the day is entirely at your discretion. For example  there is no rule that states you can't walk from your cabin to the pool and back in in bathing attire, but you might stand out if you wore it to lunch, not to be recommended but it's your choice.  

That's not correct, swim wear should be covered in enclosed areas.

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2 hours ago, Host Hattie said:

That's not correct, swim wear should be covered in enclosed areas.

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Thats a great relief. I really don't fancy lunching in the restaurant next to someone clad in nothing but. 😀 I was afraid the dress code had suddenly changed.

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4 minutes ago, Windsurfboy said:

The website  under what to wear says 

 

"During the day, you are welcome to relax and dress as you please in all areas of the ship. "

 

Those of us who don't get paper anymore  rely on the website.

That's from the Daily Programme provided to everyone on board.

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